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The Very Hungry Caterpillarâ„¢ is coming to arc shopping centre...

On Monday 8th August, Noah’s Arc latest visitor arrives in Charter Square … and he is very hungry! We all know the popular children’s book that was first published in 1969 where a green baby caterpillar hatches from an egg, and has an endless craving for food. Well The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still searching for food and heading to the arc to find some. He will be meeting children in Charter Square at 11am, 1pm & 3pm and will also appearing during story time sessions, led by a narrator, at arc’s Waterstones store at 12pm and 2pm.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting as part of arc shopping centre’s Noah’s Arc series of events. Throughout the school summer holiday’s shoppers will get the chance to meet lots of animals as Noah’s arc will be stopping of at arc shopping centre every Monday. Families are invited to visit the centre each week to meet the animals who will be a mixture of famous children’s characters, fun and interactive entertainers and even some real ones that children can get up close and personal with and learn all about them.

As well as the chance to meet the animals, visitors will also be able to win a £50 shopping spree. Shoppers can put their face in the hole to become one of Noah’s animals, those who snap a photo and share it on the shopping centre’s Facebook page will be in with a chance of winning the prize.

Colin Roberts is the centre manager at arc shopping centre, he said; “The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a huge family favourite and we’re delighted to have him visit arc. So far our Noah’s Arc visits have all been fantastic, it’s been wonderful to see so many little ones enjoying the entertainment, I’m sure this one will not disappoint either. ”

Every Monday the activities will take place between 11am and 3pm. If you would like to see a full line up of appearances and specific performance times and more information please visit the shopping centre’s website;


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